The Geography of Climate Change Litigation: Implications for Transnational Regulatory Governance


This Article aims to forward the dialogue about transnational regulatory governance through a law and geography analysis of climate change litigation. Part II begins by considering fundamental barriers to responsible transnational energy production. Part III proposes a place-based approach to dissecting climate change litigation and a model for understanding its spatial implications. Parts IV through VI map representative examples of climate change litigation in subnational, national, and supranational fora. The Article concludes by exploring the normative implications of this descriptive geography; it engages the intersection of international law, international relations, and geography as a jumping-off point for a companion article.


International environmental law, Global warming, Civil procedure (International law), Air pollution control, Climate change, International cooperation, International, United States



Hari M. Osofsky (University of Minnesota)



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